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The Black Bull

Chelmsford, Essex

(81)
The Black Bull logo

The Black Bull

Chelmsford, Essex

(81)

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A local family run community pub a mile from the city centre. Located opposite Admirals Park. Music, pool, darts, live sports, food served 12pm-8:45pm. Large function area available with own bar. Sky and by sports on the big screen! Functions area and buffet options available

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Iqubal Ravat

31 August 2019

Nice local boozer

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Sue Ryann

17 August 2019

Great place with lots of events happening, from bingo and Elvis party nights, to live music and family fun days. Really good if you are into your live sport as they show all the big events across multiple screens. Nice beer garden with a large children's play area, and a climbing frame to keep the little ones amused. More...

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Tony Rodgers

12 August 2019

Fantastic time had at The Black Bull over the weekend. The place was mobbed, which really added to the atmosphere, yet the staff coped brilliantly so you didn't have too wait long for a drink. Great live sport venue with both the rugby and football shown on big screens. More...

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David Shepherd

8 August 2019

Great traditional local pub that has recently had a makeover by the new owners.Best place for live sport in Chelmsford as they can show multiple events at the same time, and have possibly the biggest projector screen I have ever seen!Traditional pub grub, and all main meals half price on a Thursday which was very welcome whilst watching the start of the Ashes. More...

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Matt Jones

8 August 2019

Fantastic place for live sport or just simply chilling out with friends.Huge gin selection. Cant wait to go back and try some more.

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Julia Pritchard

8 August 2019

Lovely traditional pub situated across from Admirals Park.Large beer garden with plenty of seating, and large separate play area for the children.

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Emma Osbourne

8 August 2019

Great place to hold party or function, or simply enjoying a drink with friends. Real family friendly local pub.

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Luke Tucker

5 August 2019

Theres always something going on at the Bull. Great range of drinks, two pool tables, massive screens for live sport, superb beer garden and large separate play area for the children. Possibly the best pub in Chelmsford. More...

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David Shepherd

2 August 2019

Good traditional local pub with lots going on in terms of events. Great selection of live sports being shown and possibly the biggest projector screen I have ever seen!!!! Looking forward to returning.

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Jon Baddow

29 July 2019

Rachel and team have really turned this place around and improved the pub no end. Still a few too many oiks but that is certainly improving. Parking is still a nightmare.

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Kevin Johnson

24 July 2019

Great place with a nice inviting beer garden to enjoy this recent warm weather. Friendly locals and staff make it a good place to be.

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Kevin Johnson

24 July 2019

Lovely place to spend some time during this recent warm weather.Beautiful beer garden (one of only a few with actual grass!), with a large enclosed safe play area for kids. More...

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Rob Fletcher

16 July 2019

Good food, well kept beer and great company.What more could you ask for!

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Neil Clarke

16 July 2019

Recently visited when attending the Chelmsford Beer Festival.Nice food and good well kept ales.Will visit again when in the area.

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Neil Clarke

10 July 2019

Recently visited during local beer festival. Good food and well kept ale. Will visit again if in the area.

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Lee Maddern

30 June 2019

Amazing atmosphere and good pints

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Dave Marnoch

30 June 2019

Best pub in Essex

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Maureen COOTE

30 June 2019

Nice cosy atmosphere...Safe play area for young children..

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Emma Crowder

30 June 2019

love it local family pub. friendly

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David Cutts

30 June 2019

A very nice place to go

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jackie Hart

30 May 2019

Superb establishment. Owners have turned this place around in the past year. Great family friendly pub. Super food too. Well done Rachel and Paul.

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Brogan Joy

30 May 2019

We had our wedding reception here recently and we couldn't have been happier with all the staff at The Black Bull. The landlady was amazing from start to finish and went above and beyond to make our day go smoothly. The pub was beautifully decorated by the staff, the food was amazing and they were all extremely helpful and attentive all night. More...

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Thamasin Young

30 May 2019

Really well priced, great family atmosphere

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Peter Cousins

30 May 2019

Lovely local pub on the edge of town. Great for families with small children, large play area outside. Warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere.

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Gemma Senogles

23 May 2019

can't thank Rachel and her team enough we have had two big celebrations held at her pub in the last 2 months 1 a wedding where we had a lovely sit down roast dinner and puddings Rachel went out of her way to decorate the pub and make us feel welcome and all our guests and also held a wake for dearly beloved uncle this week again top notch food really went out of their way brilliant staff everybody's friendly food was lovely would recommend this pub highly.

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Graham Barnes

19 May 2019

Excellent friendly family pub, friendly locals and great staff and management, would thoroughly recommend this pub

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Robert Misigaro

30 April 2019

Friendly and smart. Nice too for families. Can't wait to go back there...

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Chris Butler

30 April 2019

Lovely welcome today

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Mark Marshall

30 April 2019

Friendly relaxed atmosphere

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Brogan Michaela Marriott

26 April 2019

We had our wedding reception at The Black Bull last weekend and I couldn't recommend them highly enough! Rachel and all her staff were amazing right from our very first communication. She put us at ease and took the reins of organising everything at the pub for us. The staff went above and beyond to make sure us and our guests had the perfect night. More...

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Sue Crispin

29 March 2019

Recently held a prize bingo night to raise much needed money for the Broomfield Hospital Blossom Suite it was a great success. Rachel & her team were really helpful & the food was lovely xx More...

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kevin gardiner

28 February 2019

Had a lovely drink .....with my lovely wife and the dogs

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Kelson Henrique Lima Salomão

28 February 2019

is a great place with delicious food and a very varied menu.

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Sarah Barnes

24 February 2019

Massive thank you to Rachel and her staff for the great party for our daughter last night. We all had such a great time. From start to finish everything was fab! Buffet was delicious and such good value for money. Staff were friendly and so helpful and the atmosphere is so relaxed it’s hard not to enjoy yourself. Lots of little added touches made the night and were very thoughtful. Would definitely recommend a party here More...

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Dan Lecount

30 January 2019

Great open mic night, good crowd, good beer very welcoming.

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Holly Berry

30 January 2019

I recently went to the Black Bull for a baby shower. The location is quite nice. The facility is quite nice. Parking is a bit of a nightmare.

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Denis Davis

7 December 2018

Great party nights fun place to be to celebrate your special occasion they have it all, food music everything

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Jackie Senior Hart

30 November 2018

superb local, even though I live in Colchester. awesome staff and the owners rock

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Ben Jutton

18 November 2018

Great night out! Decent atmosphere and good bunch of people. :)

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B bird R Bird

30 September 2018

Great family run place. Kid friendly, dog friendly. Yummy food, fantastic service. New landlady is putting so much work and effort!

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georgeta gavra

30 September 2018

Great food and nice place to have lunch. Recommended!!!

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Jackie Wilkinson

30 September 2018

Lovely pub nice staff quite busy for a Tues evening.

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Steve Young

30 September 2018

Really lovely food highly recommend this

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Sean Hewitt

30 August 2018

Very busy on the night on both food and drink. Staff worked hard although they did seem a little understaffed behind the bar.

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WhiteWazza psn

30 August 2018

Nice pub

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Rob Petty

22 August 2018

Popped in with a pal fantastic friendly pub he and his son ate there it looked like great food and fantastic value for money ££££

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Vicky Pollard

30 July 2018

Was here over the weekend with my family, ordered burgers and chips for the kids. Portions were huge and the burgers were really good quality, nice and fresh. The garlic bread with cheese is absolutely gorgeous. Nice to see a family friendly pub and a dog station that if you wanted to bring a dog, there is fresh water, poo bags and treats. Well done and keep up the good work xx More...

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Liberty Mercz

30 July 2018

Went here today for lunch with my partner and daughter. Was lovely. Staff were friendly, food was lush overall really nice pub. Definitely will be returning soon.

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Rob Thomas

30 July 2018

Beer, a charity cake day, more beer. Nice peoples too

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Alan Clay

30 July 2018

A very good local which serves well kept ales and good pub grub. The Bull also holds excellent events most weeks and some very good children's events.

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Lisa Wright

30 July 2018

Great food.. amazing price x

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Charlotte Page

30 July 2018

Good pub food and nice drinks.

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Tanya Westerly

30 July 2018

Nice friendly pub

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Billie Young

30 July 2018

Lovely food, good selection of drinks, lovely play area for children, you can see the owners have tried to make it very family friendly. Also nice to see a pub that is dog friendly. Will definitely be back and with the dog. More...

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Tina Varley

30 July 2018

What a lovely little find, drove past on our way to a wedding. Went in on our way home for some lunch. Lovely food, felt very welcome, lovely atmosphere would highly recommend.

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Ryan Blackburn

30 July 2018

Lovely pub, good beer garden and play area

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Paul Cosadinos

30 July 2018

Decent local booza.

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Joanne Burrell

30 July 2018

What a revamp. The garden area is great for famies and pets. Clean, friendly and inviting. New TVs which were great for the football. Good value food. Will definitely be back. More...

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Tracey Harlow

30 July 2018

Plesant staff and food lovely

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Chris Butt

30 July 2018

A really nice pub with a lot of good changes happening over the next few months

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Graham Turner

30 July 2018

Good meal WELL WORTH A VISIT

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Sarah Brown

30 July 2018

Great staff with large beer garden and play area for children.

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Abbie Pollard

29 June 2018

Lovely food, Rachel is a lovely landlady and makes you feel very welcomed xx

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Mercedes Ann Pennington-kirk

9 December 2017

Another amazing event at the black bull my kids and my nieces absolutely loved it and so did I � thanku to everyone there that made it such a lovely Christmas party and catered to everyone

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Fia Almanda

5 November 2017

Quick service at the bar, great customer service!!

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Antoinette Smith

22 August 2017

Awesome pub, brilliant food, excellent cheesy chips grated not melted. Highly recommended.

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Rachel Garnham

30 July 2017

Great afternoon ...lovely staff definitely will be goin back

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Sharon Kennard

30 July 2017

Great friendly pub good food

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Ph2o Photography

30 July 2017

Went to an open mic night recently and had a great time. The acts were local and varied from comedy, solo original song writers to 3 piece. Really relaxed and fun with a good stage area and viewing space. Mathew Ph2o Photography. More...

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Steven Fosdick

30 July 2017

Good food, friendly staff.

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Luke Barnard

30 July 2017

Very welcoming environment, friendly staff, great food (generous portions, too), reasonably priced drinks and 2 pool tables in fantastic condition. Free pool on Tuesday's is a generous offer, too. More...

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Hannah Randall

4 June 2017

Have been intrigued about this place for years! Really enjoyed dinner tonight, staff really really friendly and particularly grateful to the chef who helped me to stick to my diet plan by doing a lovely salad with my hunters chicken instead of chips. Added bonus of having my pooch with us. Thank you, definitely returning. More...

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Cassie Carter

22 May 2017

Lovely little family pub kids really enjoyed the garden and played for hours will defo be going back and trying the food menu looked lovely x

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Ade Adesola

17 April 2017

Excellent for families Just a generally good pub atmosphere

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Esther Shawe

4 February 2017

Lovely welcoming staff, very chirpy and happy to help. Friendly to adults, children and dogs which makes for a great family atmosphere and a nice pub to have an afternoon drink. Food was great also. Will be going again! More...

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Jan Wakeling

3 January 2017

Had a lovely lunch great food very friendly staff and doggy friendly always call in when we are in Chelmsford .

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Luke Barnard

1 November 2016

It's my local. Staff are always so friendly and it's a very welcoming environment!

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Sharon Kennard

16 September 2016

the pub is always welcoming, staff are friendly and chatty, service is always with a smile and a chat x the food has always beein good, they have updated the menu, very impressive, good value, always plenty, cooked to perfection, and served in reasonable time. they were busy yesterday, told us we may have to wait a while, but it was served very quickly, i fully recomend this place x well dont to everyone who works here x More...

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Jon Mitchell

21 June 2016

Its full of people drinking alcohol!!!!!!!!!!!! Weird!!!!!!!!

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Margaret Potter

30 July 2015

great place

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Jacquie Ellis

30 July 2013

Brilliant family friendly pub

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